It's no secret that sleep is crucial for our health and wellness, and a lack of sleep can take a real toll on our cognitive functions in waking life. New research shows sleep deprivation can lead to loneliness, mood disorders, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immune functioning. And in this time of global health crisis, a good night's sleep seems even harder to come by.
You may have had some experience using CBD for sleep, but there is a lesser known cannabinoid that's emerging in the wellness space and catching the attention of sleep scientists.
An Introduction to CBN
Cannabinol, or 'CBN', is a minor cannabinoid with the potential for major application. It's one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is a bi-product of the degradation and oxidization of THC over time. Like its more widely known counterpart, CBD, CBN is considered non-intoxicating, though some reports show mild effects.
CBN's effects can be heightened when pairing it with other cannabinoids, such as CBD. These compounds work in concert in what is known as 'the entourage effect', binding to your brain's natural cannabinoid receptors. Both CBD and CBN, taken together or separately, are known to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
While more research is needed to fully understand the effects of CBN and other cannabinoids, there is some indication that CBN could be helpful with anxiety, appetite regulation, insomnia, and immune support. As we continue to learn more about CBN, it's possible this humble cannabinoid may become a household name soon enough.
The Evening Collection Truffle Set
Our High Times Hemp Cup winning Evening Collection Truffle Set is our first confection to feature artisan chocolate, plant adaptogens, CBD and CBN. The third and final chocolate experience in the truffle set is perfectly formulated with 10mg of CBN to help you drift into dreamtime. We chatted with one of our lead chocolatiers, Mafe, about how she developed these award winning truffles.
"When we first thought about creating these truffles, I immediately thought of three things: design, quality, and flavor."
"Those were the three elements I focused on to get the perfect truffle", she said. "I put a lot of passion and heart into them, and I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did creating them". Our talented confectioners have crafted a truly exquisite set of unique chocolate experiences that will turn your evening into a night of bliss.
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